Yusuffali M A “Entrepreneur, Philanthropist”, Chairman & Managing Director of LuLu Group

Chairman & Managing Director of LuLu Group ranks today among the top business personalities. The Group has diversified into many significant areas under his dynamic stewardship, retail being the most  prominent of them.


His astute business vision and strategic mind have evolved ambitious growth plans for the Group and ensured their materialization through a team of people who share his drive and dynamism. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates, the Group is best known in the Gulf through a chain of popular Shopping Malls and Hypermarkets which serve the widest segments of
multi-ethnic residents in the region.


LuLu Group, with its over 65,000 strong workforce from 42 different nations and operational bases extending over the U.A.E., Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, Spain, Italy, UK, USA and India is one of the most successful corporates of the times with a steadily ascending growth
curve over the years. The Group has an annual turnover of US$ 8 billion globally.


Apart from his busy business involvement, Yusuff Ali is equally active on the social front and is associated with various organizations. The crowning glory in his career came when he was overwhelmingly elected by the U.A.E. business community as the Director Board member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI). This was the first time that elections were held for the ADCCI and expatriate was elected to the Director board of one of the world’s most prosperous and wealthy business regulatory authorities. In addition to

this, he was also unanimously elected by the Board members as the Vice-chairman of the prestigious Trade Committee of the ADCCI. After four years, in the year 2009, the U.A.E business community re-elected him to the Director Board of ADCCI with a thumping majority.


In the year 2021, he was appointed as Second Vice Chairman of ADCCI by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan the current President of UAE making him the only Non-Arab to be in the Director Board of ADCCI for a record four times in a row. Since his arrival in Dubai in 1973, Yusuffali initially began in trading frozen foodstuff and related products, gradually branching out to retail sector with presence in Supermarkets, Department stores and onto big format Hypermarkets.


Today the Group has strong presence in the traditional supply chain from manufacture to import & export to wholesale and finally to retail of consumer products giving them a competitive edge in understanding consumer needs and serving them better. The Group operates with a firm philosophy of ‘right products in the right place at the right time’.

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